Three Beavers Headed To MLB Postseason
Three Oregon State Beavers – Jace Fry, Nick Madrigal and Drew Rasmussen – are headed to Major League Baseball's postseason.
Fry and Madrigal, with the Chicago White Sox, are the seventh seed in the American League playoffs while Drew Rasmussen are the eighth seed on the National League side. The White Sox open against Oakland in Oakland while the Brewers take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. A look below at their schedule for the best-of-three first round.
Fry, Madrigal – Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics
Tuesday – 12 p.m. PT – ESPN
Wednesday – 12 p.m. – ESPN
Thursday (if necessary) – time and TV TBA
Rasmussen – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wednesday – 7 p.m. PT – ESPN
Thursday – Time and TV TBA
Friday (if necessary) – Time and TV TBA
Fry pitched in 18 games for the White Sox, all in relief, and finished the regular season with an 0-1 record and 3.66 earned run average in 19 2/3 innings. He struck out 24 and allowed 16 hits.
Madrigal, who made his MLB debut in 2020, played in 29 games for Chicago, and batted .340 with three doubles, 11 runs batted in, a stolen base and eight runs scored.
Rasmussen also made his MLB debut this season, pitching in 12 games – all in relief – for the Brewers. He finished the regular season 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. He struck out 21.
Overall, the Beavers had eight players see action at the MLB level in 2020. A look at those who did not qualify for the postseason is below.
Matt Boyd – Boyd made 12 starts for the Detroit Tigers, going 3-7 with a 6.71 ERA. He struck out 60 in 60 1/3 innings.
Michael Conforto – Conforto had perhaps his best season as a professional, batting .322 in 54 games for the New York Mets. He hit nine home runs, drove in 31, doubled 12 times and scored 40 runs. He hit safely in 44 of his 54 games played.
Sam Gaviglio – Gaviglio pitched in four games for the Toronto Blue Jays before being released by the club in early September. He was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in three innings.
Josh Osich – Osich combined to pitch in 17 games for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. He went 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA in 18 1/3 innings. The Cubs advanced to the postseason; however, Osich ended the year at Chicago's alternate site.
Andrew Susac – Susac spent most of the season on Pittsburgh's taxi squad, and was activated on the final day of the regular season. He was 0-for-2 with two walks on the final day of the regular season.
Caleb Hamilton (Minnesota Twins), Trevor Larnach (Minnesota Twins) and Adley Rutschman (Baltimore Orioles) all spent time at their respective clubs' alternate sites during the regular season.
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